Benziger Family Winery – Vip Winery Tour – Win of one (1) VIP Tour and Sonoma-style picnic for two (2) people at Benziger Family Winery in Glen Ellen California (each a “Prize” and collectively “Prizes”).
BENZIGER FAMILY WINERY VIP WINERY TOUR SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE OF ALCOHOL OR PURCHASE OF ANY KIND NECESSARY TO ENTER
OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. MUST
BE 21 OR OLDER TO ENTER. ALCOHOL IS NOT INCLUDED AS PART OF THE PRIZE.
REFERENCES TO ANY THIRD-PARTY ENTITY OR TRADEMARK DO NOT CONSTITUTE
OR IMPLY, AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS, AN ENDORSEMENT OF THIS
SWEEPSTAKES, BENZIGER FAMILY WINERY, OR BENZIGER FAMILY WINERY WINES.
BY PARTICIPATING IN THE SWEEPSTAKES VIA THE METHOD DESCRIBED HEREIN,
YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD, AND
FULLY AGREE TO, AND COMPLY WITH, THESE OFFICIAL RULES. DO NOT
PARTICIPATE IN THE SWEEPSTAKES WITHOUT FIRST REVIEWING THESE OFFICIAL
1. SPONSOR: The Benziger Family Winery VIP Winery Tour Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”)
is sponsored and administered by Benziger Family Winery located at 1883 London Ranch Road,
Glen Ellen, CA 95442 (the “Sponsor”).
2. ELIGIBILITY: Sweepstakes participation is open only to legal residents of the 50 U.S. states
and the District of Columbia who are 21 years of age or older at the time of entry. No purchase of
alcohol or purchase of any kind is necessary to enter or win. A purchase does not increase your
chances of winning. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. The Sweepstakes is being
conducted as a consumer sweepstakes in accordance with California Business and Professions
Code Sections 17539.15 and 25600.2. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. The
following individuals are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes: employees, contractors,
directors and officers of Sponsor and each of its respective parent, subsidiaries and affiliated
companies, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, other alcoholic beverage suppliers, and any
agencies involved in the administration, development and fulfillment of the Sweepstakes
including, but not limited to, web design, advertising, marketing, public relations, and prize
fulfillment companies, and the immediate family members (spouse, domestic partner, parent,
child, sibling and spouse or “step” of each) and those living in the same households of each such
3. SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY PERIODS: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:00 a.m. Pacific Time
(“PT”) and ends at 11:59:00 p.m. PT during the following four (4) entry periods (each an “Entry
Period”, collectively the “Entry Periods”):
Entry Period 1: September 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018
Entry Period 2: January 1, 2019 to April 30, 2019
Entry Period 3: May 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019
Entry Period 4: September 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019
4. HOW TO ENTER:
Via the Entry Form at the Tasting Room: Entry forms are available at the Benziger Family Winery
Tasting Room located at 1883 London Ranch Road in Glen Ellen, California. Please see
www.benziger.com for Tasting Room Hours of Operation. Complete the required fields of the
registration form to be entered into the Sweepstakes drawing (the “Entry”).
Via the Sweepstakes Website: Either on a mobile device or a laptop/desktop computer, use your
preferred browser to visit www.benziger.com/estate-sweeps (the “Website”), and complete the
required fields of the onscreen registration form to be entered into the Sweepstakes drawing. The
All Entries become the property of Sponsor.
Each individual may submit up to one (1) Entry per day during each Entry Period. Mass entry
attempts may result in disqualification of all entries by such person. Entries must be manually
key-stroked or hand-written by the entrant; use of automated entry devices or programs, or
entries by third parties, are prohibited. Incomplete entries will be disqualified.
By entering, you represent and warrant that you have fully complied with all aspects of these
Official Rules. By entering, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Entities
(as defined below) from any action or liability resulting from your participation in the
Sweepstakes and/or any other information included in any entry. Normal internet access and
usage charges imposed by the entrant’s internet service provider may apply and are the entrant’s
sole responsibility. If entering via mobile device, normal phone/data and usage charges imposed
by the entrant’s phone service provider may apply and are the entrant’s sole responsibility.
If you do not agree with the policies, do not participate in the Sweepstakes or otherwise use the
You are providing your information to Sponsor. All personal information collected by Sponsor
will be used for administration of the Sweepstakes. In addition, entrants may receive email
reasonable commercial efforts to comply with Federal CAN-SPAM guidelines, and entrants may
subsequently opt-out of receiving further emails by following the opt-out instructions contained
in the email. Please refer to Sponsor’s privacy policies for important information regarding the
collection, use and disclosure of personal information by Sponsor.
6. ODDS OF WINNING: Odds of winning are dependent upon the number of eligible entries
7. SWEEPSTAKES PRIZES: Four (4) prizes will be awarded. Each prize consists of one (1) VIP
Tour and Sonoma-style picnic for two (2) people at Benziger Family Winery in Glen Ellen,
California (each a “Prize” and collectively, “Prizes”). The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of
each Prize is US$300.00. Approximate retail value of all prizes is US$1,200.00. The actual value
of each Prize depends on market conditions at time of fulfillment. Any difference between ARV
and actual value will not be awarded. All prize details will be determined by Sponsor in its sole
8. PRIZE PROVISIONS: Prizes are non-transferable, non-refundable, and may not be resold.
The Winners are not entitled to exchange or transfer prizes or to obtain other substitutes,
provided, however, Sponsor reserves the sole right to substitute prizes or portions thereof of
equal or greater value if a Prize listed or any portion thereof is unavailable for any reason. The
Prizes will be awarded if properly claimed. The Prizes are awarded “as is” and without any
warranty, except as required by law.
All taxes on the Prizes are the sole responsibility of the Winners. An Internal Revenue Service
form 1099 reflecting the actual value of the Grand Prize will be issued in the Winner’s name if
required by law.
9. GRAND PRIZE RANDOM DRAWING: On or about three (3) business days after the close
of each Entry period, one (1) potential Prize winner (each a “Winner” and collectively,
“Winners”) will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received during
the applicable Entry Period.
Drawing will be conducted by Sponsor. Sponsor’s interpretation of these rules and decisions
related to the sweepstakes shall be final.
10. WINNER NOTIFICATION: The potential winners will be notified by email/phone and will
be required to sign and return, via email, an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and Publicity
release (except where prohibited by law) (“Affidavit”) within two (2) days of receipt of Affidavit
or the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be chosen, time permitting. The
Affidavit will be sent via email from the Sponsor. The return of prize notification as undeliverable
may result in disqualification and alternate selection, time permitting.
Personally identifiable information, including entry information received, will be used to verify
eligibility and award the prize.
In the event of any dispute concerning the identity of the submitter of an entry, the Entry will be
deemed submitted by the natural person who is the authorized holder of the transmitting
account. Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for notifications that are misdirected
because contact details as provided by the entrant are no longer correct, or for any other reason
beyond the exclusive control of the Sponsor.
11. GENERAL RULES/VERIFICATION: By acceptance of the prize, each Winner grants
permission to the Sponsor and its agencies to use his/her name, city, state, photos, and likeness
for purposes of advertising, promotions, and trade without further compensation, except where
prohibited by law. By entering, entrants/Winners hereby agree, release, discharge, and hold
harmless Sponsor and its parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, advertising and
promotional agencies and prize suppliers and their respective officers, directors, shareholders,
owners, employees, agents, attorneys and representatives (collectively, the “Sweepstakes
Entities”) from any and all injuries, loss, claims or damages arising out of an entrant’s
participation in the Sweepstakes and/or entrant’s and Winners’ acceptance or use or misuse of a
prize. By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree that the Sweepstakes Entities will have
no liability whatsoever for, and that the entrants shall defend and hold the Sweepstakes Entities
harmless against, any liability for any claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion
of privacy as well as injuries, damages, or losses of any kind, whether or not foreseeable,
including, without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages to
persons or to property arising out of the prizes awarded hereunder. Without limiting the
foregoing, everything regarding the Sweepstakes, including the Website/any websites used in
connection therewith and the prize awarded hereunder, are provided “as is” without warranty of
any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of
merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement, all of which are expressly
disclaimed by the Sweepstakes Entities.
If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including without
limitation infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud,
technical failure or other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness,
integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion,
to cancel, terminate, modify and/or suspend the Sweepstakes and to disqualify any individual
who tampers with the entry process, violates these Official Rules, or acts in a disruptive manner.
In the event the Sweepstakes is cancelled, terminated or suspended for any reason, Sponsor, at
its sole discretion, reserves the right and may choose to award the Prizes from among all eligible
entries received prior to cancellation. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage the
Website, any website involved in the Sweepstakes, or undermine the legitimate operation of the
Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and/or civil laws and should such an attempt be
made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek all available remedies, including, without limitation,
criminal prosecution, and damages, including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees and expenses,
from any such entrant to the fullest extent of the law. No responsibility is assumed by Sponsor
for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission,
communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alteration of entries;
or any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, typographical or
other errors, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software,
failure of any email sent or electronic entry to be received on account of technical problems or
traffic congestion on the internet or on any website or any combination thereof, including,
without limitation, any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer, tablet or
mobile device related to, or resulting from, participation in or downloading any materials related
to this Sweepstakes. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing
of the Sweepstakes materials, administration of the Sweepstakes, or in the announcement of the
prize. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it determines
to be tampering with an entry, to be violating these Official Rules, or to be acting in a disruptive
manner. In no event will the Sponsor be obligated to award more than the Prizes described
12. RULES/NAME OF WINNER: A copy of these Official Rules can be found on the Website.
For the name of the Winners, available for a period of at least 30 days after December 31, 2019,
send a self-addressed-stamped envelope to: Benziger Family Winery VIP Tour Sweepstakes, 1883
London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen, California 95442.
13. DISPUTES: To the fullest extent permitted by law, Entrant agrees that: (1) Any and all
disputes, claims and causes of action brought by him/her arising out of or connected with this
Sweepstakes or the prize awarded (collectively, “Dispute”) shall be resolved individually,
without resort to any form of class action; (2) Entrant shall attempt, in good faith, to resolve any
and all Disputes via amicable discussions between the Entrant and Sponsor. If any Dispute cannot
be resolved in such manner, before resorting to any other legal remedy, Entrant and Sponsor shall
enter into arbitration proceedings in San Francisco, California before one (1) Judicial Arbitration
and Mediation Services, Inc. (“JAMS”) arbitrator agreed upon by the parties. The arbitration shall
be administered by JAMS pursuant to its Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and
Procedures. Judgment on the arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction.
This clause shall not preclude the parties from seeking provisional remedies in aid of arbitration
from a court of appropriate jurisdiction; (3) Any and all claims, judgments, and awards to Entrant
shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering
this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees or expenses or other costs related to litigation;
(4) Under no circumstances will Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrant hereby
waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other
damages other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and waives any and all rights to have
damages multiplied or otherwise increased.
14. CHOICE OF LAW: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity,
interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants
and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes shall be governed by, and construed in
accordance with, the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or
conflict of law rules (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction) that would cause
the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of California.
15. SEVERABILITY: If any provision of these Official Rules becomes or is declared by a court of
competent jurisdiction to be illegal, unenforceable, invalid or void, portions of such provision or
such provision in its entirety, to the extent necessary, shall be severed from these rules and such
court (or, if such court refuses to do so, the Sponsor) will replace such illegal, void or
unenforceable provision of these Official Rules with a valid and enforceable provision that will
achieve, to the greatest extent possible, the same economic, business and other purposes of the
illegal, void or unenforceable provision. The balance of these Official Rules shall remain in place
and enforceable in accordance with their terms.
16. NO WAIVER: The failure of Sponsor to assert any right hereunder, or to insist upon
compliance with any term or condition of these Official Rules shall not constitute the waiver of
that right or excuse the subsequent performance or non-performance of any such term or
condition by entrant or constitute a waiver of Sponsor’s right to enforce these Official Rules.
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